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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 2100-2116
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2006.340
Research Article

Clinical Holistic Medicine: Pilot Study on the Effect of Vaginal Acupressure (Hippocratic Pelvic Massage)

1The Quality of Life Research Center, Teglgårdstræde 4-8, Copenhagen K, Denmark
2Research Clinic for Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
3Nordic School of Holistic Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark
4The Scandinavian Foundation for Holistic Medicine, Sandvika, Norway
5Vejlby Lokalcenter, Vejlby, Denmark
6National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Beer-Sheva, Israel
7Center for Multidisciplinary Research in Aging, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel
8Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel

Received 5 November 2005; Revised 22 March 2006; Accepted 23 March 2006

Academic Editor: Akshai Daniel Kolagani

Copyright © 2006 Søren Ventegodt et al.

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